Originally Posted by sage11x
...Simply put, DLP is an outmoded technology. The only company still producing these displays is mitsubishi...
DLP is not outmoded. See my posts above. It may be considered a niche product by some, but it is still the newest HD display technology readily available to consumers. (Only one company makes McLaren sports cars, but that does not mean McLarens are outmoded.)
It is correct that Mitsubishi is the only company producing the DLPs. After all, they invented
RPTV, and have always been considered a boutique company arguably making some of the best big screen TVs. IMO, they are the only RPTV manufacturer because they defeated the competition.
Many other manufacturers tried to get on the DLP bandwagon, but couldn't manufacture reliable TVs. All their failures, and their failure to repair or replace defective TVs are well documented in these forums, and even spurred consumers to initiate lawsuits to force them to fix their problems. This bad reputation made some people shun DLPs in general.
Mitsubishi had it's share of problems, but Mitsubishi has consistently stood by it's product. Mitsubishi is the only RPTV company I know of not to be sued because of defective RPTVs. Every company that was sued, also got out of the RPTV business. Coincidence?
RPTV class action lawsuits and settlements in alphabetical order:
Also documented in these forums is Mitsubishi's record of fixing TV many YEARS out of warranty, with deals ranging from free parts to a new replacment TV. How many other companies do that?http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post21282400
(Emphasis by me)
Originally Posted by coolstrategist
Well in the interest of this thread I will provide an update on my white dot issue...
The tech showed up at 10am and took all of 20 minutes to install the new light engine. All I had to do was sign and smile.
The 65833 looks great tonight and I am more than pleased with the Mits response and resolution to a problem on a 4 year old out of warranty DLP
Thanks guys for the guidance.
Granted, DLP may also have suffered some in the "consumer" market because it is not flat. A flat TV on the wall is "cute" to a woman, and it sells because of it. To some people this is a deal killer for DLP. But most people get their flatscreens home and realize they need a cabinet for their AV equipment, and the flat TV typically sits on that cabinet, just as a DLP would.
Unlike some others in this forum, I have no axe to grind. All TV types have their advantages and disadvantages, whether DLP, LCD, or plasma.
Most new people post here to get real information, so that they may make their own buying decision. Let's not pollute the real information with fanboy nonsense and old wives tales.